Oh, you mean the recession I graduated into in 2009? The one that prompted the dean of my university to send a letter of apology to his students, and warn them to learn a trade “they could do with their hands”? Right.

Fact: The Great Recession didn’t happen overnight. It started back in the mid '80s when consumer spending grew perilously high, and low interest rates and subprime mortgages created a housing bubble that was just begging to burst.  What were millennials up to at the time? Being born.